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Thanksgiving Fun Facts

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 21, 2018

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you – our readers. We are grateful for the pleasure of providing you with quality information on Oregon’s labor market so that you can make informed choices about your career, business, policy, grant, or project. On behalf of all of us at the Oregon Employment Department, Happy Thanksgiving! For Thanksgiving, we’re treating you with some fun facts

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October 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 20, 2018

Benton, Hood River, and Washington counties had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in October 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in October included Multnomah (3.5%), Clackamas (3.7%), and Wheeler (3.7%). Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 3.8 percent and six were at or

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September 2018 Oregon Regional Indicators

By Tim Duy | November 15, 2018

Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for September 2018. The release date is today November 15, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Oregon Regional Economic Indicators: Link to full report (with charts)… Continue Reading

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Local Entrepreneur, Melissa Brandao Featured on Food Interrupted

By Codi Spodnik | November 14, 2018

Meat Interrupted…with Ashland entrepreneur Melissa Brandao Did you know that around 70% of antibiotics used annually in the US are given to food animals? In this episode, chef Chris Cosentino visits Melissa Brandao of HerdDogg to learn more about raising animals with less antibiotics, using data. The two uncover, that through more humane ranching, we’re […]

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Oregon Adds 4,600 Jobs in October

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 14, 2018

In October, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September. Monthly gains in October were widespread, with nine of the top 13 industries adding jobs, led by professional and business services (+1,500 jobs); wholesale trade (+1,000 jobs); and government (+1,000 jobs). Only two major industries cut jobs substantially in October: private

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Employment among Oregon’s Veterans

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 8, 2018

From all of us here at the Oregon Employment Department, we’d like to say Thank You and Happy Veterans Day to all of those who have served and continue to serve! For Veterans Day, we’re treating you with a blog post on employment among Oregon’s veterans.

In 2017, the unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.3 percent, according to the Current Population Survey. This was the lowest

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SOREDI Announces Braun Brush Company Facility in Ashland

By SOREDI | November 8, 2018

Medford OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. is proud to announce the move of Braun Brush Company from Brentwood, CA to Ashland, OR. Established in 1875, Braun Brush Company is a family owned and operated company with four generations, operating continuously for 143 years. Braun Brush Company has corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations […]

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SOU Professional Development Workshop: Leadership through the MTBI (Myers-Briggs)

By Codi Spodnik | November 7, 2018

Expand your skills and invest in your team! Retain and grow your best performers by supporting their needs with SOU’s challenging, yet affordable, professional development workshops. Upcoming workshop: Leadership Through the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Wednesday, November 28; 8 am – 12 pm Description:  This half day workshop will utilize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) […]

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ICYMI: Small Banking in a Big Bank World

By Codi Spodnik | November 7, 2018

In case you missed it, Jefferson Public Radio’s Geoffrey Riley did this lovely interview with Ken Trautman, President of our community partner, People’s Bank. People’s Bank has very generously offered SOREDI shared office space in their building on the corner of Barnett and Highland. Please come by and visit our new office on the 3rd […]

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Truck Accessories Group to Acquire BEDSLIDE, A Perfect Complement to America’s #1 Truck Covers

By Codi Spodnik | November 2, 2018

ELKHART, Ind., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SEMA South Hall, Upper Level, Booth #35039 — Truck Accessories Group (TAG) announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Takit, Inc., dba BEDSLIDE, a leading supplier of retractable truck bed cargo trays, pending a 30-day due diligence period. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of […]

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